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wellhead welding

wellhead welding

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We will do wellhead welding in offshore.
Wellhead material AISI 4130 and its casing using K55.
What electrode should be used ? ER80S-G / E10018-D2 or E6010 / E7018 or any option ?
Thanks in advance


RE: wellhead welding

Filler metal is the least of your problems. The HAZ in the 4130 will be hard ,the HAZ in casing may be soft. The casing may have high C, causing cracks; any chance you have a chemistry ?I would try a 450 F preheat ; mag particle ( wet fluorescent best ). PWHT ( 1200F ) would be best. Do you need to meet any codes , company specs ? Hardness test to estimate tensile strength.
My perspective is conservative as I wrote company specs and API specs . I know you can" get away" with things not in the specs : how critical is the service ?

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